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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: January 17, 2010

“Need” those Country crossovers…

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back ten years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of January 17, 2010…

Debuts:
40. BON JOVI, “Superman Tonight”
39. MELISSA ETHERIDGE, “Fearless Love”

Biggest Mover(s):
OWL CITY, “Vanilla Twilight” (39-32, seven spots)

10. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 1)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

09. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Fifteen” (up 4)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine/Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #9

08. MUSE, “Uprising” (steady, second week)
Album: The Resistance (2009, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #8 for three weeks

07. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (up 5)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

06. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (steady, second week)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

05. NORAH JONES, “Chasing Pirates” (down 1)
Album: The Fall (2009, Blue Note Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

04. OWL CITY, “Fireflies” (down 2)
Album: Ocean Eyes (2009, Universal Republic Records)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

03. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

02. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (up 4)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: December 21, 2008

“Better” bops for 2008.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back eleven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of December 21, 2008…

Debuts:
39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “I Have You To Thank”
38. KEANE, “Perfect Symmetry”
37. DAVID ARCHULETA, “A Little Too Not Over You”

Biggest Mover(s):
BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (32-22, ten spots)

10. DANIEL POWTER, “Best Of Me” (steady, second week)
Album: Under The Radar (2008, Warner Bros. Records)
Peak: #10 for five weeks

09. PINK, “So What” (down 1)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for six weeks

08. CHRISTINA AGUILERA, “Keeps Gettin’ Better” (down 1)
Album: Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits (2008, RCA Records)
Peak: #7

07. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (up 2)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

06. SIMON COLLINS, “Unconditional” (down 2)
Album: U-Catastrophe (2008, Razor & Tie Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

05. THE KILLERS, “Human” (up 1)
Album: Day & Age (2008, Island Records)
Peak: #5

04. THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, “Gives You Hell” (up 1)
Album: When The World Comes Down (2008, DGC/Interscope Records)
Peak: #4 for three weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (steady, second week)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (steady, fourth week)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

01. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Womanizer” (steady, fourth week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records/Zomba Music Group)
Peak: #1 for four weeks

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #10-1

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

10. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time”
Album: (single only)
Label: Epic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

9. LIZZO, “Juice”
Album: Cuz I Love You
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #1 for three weeks

8. KEANE, “The Way I Feel”
Album: Cause And Effect
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

7. SHAWN MENDES, “If I Can’t Have You”
Album: Shawn Mendes (Deluxe)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for two weeks

6. LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER, “Shallow”
Album: A Star Is Born (Soundtrack)
Label: Interscope
Peak: #1 for four weeks
2018 YE: #89

5. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart”
Album: Ascend
Label: Astralwerks/Capitol
Peak: #1 for one week

4. BASTILLE, “Joy”
Album: Doom Days
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for three weeks

3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “You Need To Calm Down”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2

2. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Rainbow”
Album: Golden Hour
Label: MCA Nashville/Capitol
Peak: #1 for six weeks

1. PANIC AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Album: Pray For The Wicked
Label: Fueled By Ramen/EMG
Peak: #1 for one week

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #20-11

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

20. TONES AND I, “Dance Monkey”
Album: The Kids Are Coming (EP)
Label: Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG
Peak: #1 for six weeks

19. KYGO & WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love”
Album: (single only)
Label: RCA
Peak: #2

18. KATY PERRY, “Never Really Over”
Album: (single only)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #1 for two weeks

17. WESTLIFE, “Hello My Love”
Album: Spectrum
Label: Virgin EMI
Peak: #2

16. TAYLOR SWFT featuring BRENDON URIE, “ME!”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #1 for four weeks

15. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar”
Album: Origins
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Peak: #1 for two weeks

14. BACKSTREET BOYS, “Chances”
Album: DNA
Label: K-Bahn/RCA
Peak: #1 for three weeks

13. P!NK, “Walk Me Home”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for one week

12. MARK RONSON featuring MILEY CYRUS, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”
Album: Late Night Feelings
Label: RCA
Peak: #1 for two weeks

11. ROB THOMAS, “One Less Day (Dying Young)”
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Label: Atlantic
Peak: #2

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2019: #50-41

As 2019 and the decade draw to a close, it’s time for the annual Top 100 of the year! According to my tabulations, these titles ranked as the most successful on my personal chart. The year was full of love, found and lost, from “Higher Love” and “Lover” to “Somebody You Loved” and more. Time was the essence, whether it was “All The Time” or “The Last Time”, and the light guided the way towards the upper half of the list, including “Light On” and “Lights Up”.

So, come along with “ME!” as I count down the hits, won’t you? Let’s get some numbers rolling…

The 2019 chart year encompasses a period of 52 weekly surveys from the chart dated December 2, 2018 to the chart dated November 24, 2018. Peaks listed reflect the highest position reached by the final list of this period. For any ties in points, a song with the higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks at a song’s peak position and the amount of time charted in the top 40. 167 titles had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, a decrease from the 171 that did so in 2018.

50. NORMANI, “Motivation”
Album: (single only)
Label: Keep Cool/RCA
Peak: #3

49. AVA MAX, “Sweet But Psycho”
Album: (single only)
Label: Artist Partner Group/Atlantic
Peak: #6

48. AVRIL LAVIGNE, “Head Above Water”
Album: Head Above Water
Label: BMG
Peak: #1 for one week
2018 YE: #72

47. SMITH & THELL, “Hotel Walls”
Album: (single only)
Label: Arista
Peak: #9

46. P!NK featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Love Me Anyway”
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Label: RCA
Peak: #9

45. ZARA LARSSON, “Ruin My Life”
Album: (single only)
Label: Epic
Peak: #5

44. KEANE, “Love Too Much”
Album: Cause And Effect
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #3

43. INGRID MICHAELSON, “Missing You”
Album: Stranger Songs
Label: Cabin 24/RED
Peak: #9

42. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Lover”
Album: Lover
Label: Republic
Peak: #2

41. GEORGE EZRA, “Hold My Girl”
Album: Staying At Tamara’s
Label: Columbia
Peak: #8

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 15, 2019

Putting a little love at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Spencer Sutherland – Grateful
38. Lizzo – Water Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED – 2 In A Million (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
32. Tones And I – Never Seen The Rain (37)
30. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink (36) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Harry Styles – Adore You (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
19. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (25) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — three weeks
15. Picture This – One Night (20)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift – Lover (06) | PEAK: #02
09. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (09) | PEAK: #09
08. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Harry Styles – Lights Up (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
04. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (05) | PEAK: #04
03. The Script – The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Orphans (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (1)
2. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (3)
3. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (8)
4. Jewel – No More Tears (2)
5. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (5)
6. HAIM – Now I’m In It (6)
7. LP – Strange (4)
8. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (9)
9. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (10)
10. Finneas – Let’s Fall In Love For The Night (-)

In The Mix:
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia (new)
HAIM – Hallelujah (new)
Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People

Chart Notes:

  • Niall Horan is #1 for the sixth week with “Nice To Meet Ya”, his second-longest run at the summit to date. The hit comes in just behind “Slow Hands” and the seven-week run it achieved during the summer of 2017. Four songs tie for this week’s Biggest Mover, all moving up six spots. A new song from Lizzo, her fourth top 40 entry of the year, debuts at #38. “Water Me” is earning airplay at several formats, though the track has not been officially serviced to radio at this point. (Stay tuned for updates in a few weeks.) Meanwhile, newcomer Spencer Sutherland breaks onto the list with “Grateful” at #39, which is also on the pop airwaves thanks to a handful of early stations. A couple of years ago, he was briefly featured on the U.K. version of The X Factor. Sutherland’s most recent EP, NONE of this has been about you, came out in March.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: December 8, 2019

“Ya” know this hit already.

DEBUTS
40. Taylor Janzen – What I Do…
39. Steve Aoki, Sting & SHAED – 2 In A Million
36. Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink
32. Harry Styles – Adore You | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go (40) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
27. Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (33)
26. A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera – Fall On Me (31)
25. Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie) — two weeks
24. Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar (29)
12. JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels – If The World Was Ending (18)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Lizzo – Good As Hell (07) | PEAK: #06
09. Maddie Poppe – Not Losing You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Harry Styles – Lights Up (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Taylor Swift – Lover (05) | PEAK: #02
05. Scott Helman – Everything Sucks (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (04) | PEAK: #01 for six weeks
03. The Script – The Last Time (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Coldplay – Orphans (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Niall Horan – Nice To Meet Ya (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges – July (2)
2. Jewel – No More Tears (3)
3. Tom Walker – Better Half Of Me (1)
4. LP – Strange (4)
5. Mitch James – Sunday Morning (7)
6. HAIM – Now I’m In It (8)
7. Westlife – My Blood (6)
8. Niall Horan – Put A Little Love On Me (-)
9. Louis Tomlinson – Don’t Let It Break Your Heart (-)
10. Delaney Jane – Safe With You (10)

In The Mix:
Lennon Stella – Kissing Other People
Lizzo – Water Me (new)
Spencer Sutherland – Grateful (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Niall Horan remains at #1 for the fifth week on my personal chart with “Nice To Meet Ya”, even as the performer releases a new one-off track called “Put A Little Love On Me”, which enters the Next In Line section after debuting on Friday. The latest radio singles from Lewis Capaldi and Maggie Rogers tie for this week’s Biggest Mover, both up seven spots from last week. Four huge debuts blast onto the chart, with “Adore You” by Harry Styles leading the way at #32. It’s the third song to chart from his Fine Line album, out next week. In with her first entry since 2012, Alanis Morissette starts at #36 with “Reasons I Drink”, the first single off her forthcoming May set Such Pretty Forks In The Road. At #39, with possibly the most intriguing collaboration on the list, Steve Aoki, Sting and SHAED debut with “2 In A Million”. Aoki’s recent top ten hit with the Backstreet Boys, “Let It Be Me”, is still in the top 20 here. Finally, at #40, newcomer Taylor Janzen enters on my personal chart with “What I Do…”, which already has some minor airplay at the Alternative and Triple A formats.

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